2014 – A review

January
We started our year in Burma (Myanmar).
One of the many beautiful sunsets over the pagodas in Bagan:
01January
February
We spent Chinese New Year of the horse in the UK, which was shortly followed by floods in Marlow, which fortunately didn’t reach our house.
Water, water everywhere (with thanks to the BBC helicopter for flying over, so that we could survey the situation from the safety of Shanghai):
02February
March
We saw “The Rolling Stones” in concert in Shanghai.
“You can’t always get what you want” – and you can’t always get this close to Mick Jagger:
03March
April
We spent the Easter holidays in Laos.
Young monks hard at work on the Spring cleaning:
04April
May
We perfected a number of new cocktails.
Hendrick’s gin & tonic with a rabbit twist;
05May
June
We went to Ningbo lake for the weekend (South of Shanghai).
Thomas enjoyed listening to the fish:
06June
July
We went camping to celebrate Polly’s birthday (well, we arrived in time for breakfast).
Thomas, Jessica & Freya relaxing in the back of Rosie:
07July
August
Thomas learnt to sail a dingy with his friend Josh (from Tokyo).
Thomas messing about in boats on the River Thames:
08August
September
We went to Chongming Island, North East of Shanghai for a weekend in the wetlands.
Thomas enjoying the bamboo gardens:
09September
October
We went to the UK for the Chinese holidays (although Mum was in the US working most of the time).
Smart, newly painted front doors:
10October
and thankfully Mum made it back in time for her late birthday party.
And a fantastic birthday cake:
mumscake
November
We flew to Xiamen & stayed for a night in a tolou (a big round house):
11November
December
Thomas’s first enterprise – Biscakes – made a profit in its first year.
Thomas & promotional posters:
12December
Please take a look at Thomas’s regular blogs for more pictures & details.
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6 comments

  1. What an exciting year Thomas! Hope to see you in 2015. Love Nicki and Spike ( and Phil, Jack and Ted too) xxx

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  2. Always great to hear what you’ve been up to Thomas. A wonderful adventurous year to be sure. Say hi to your mum and dad from us and see if you can put Perth on your travel agenda next year. Love Josie, Mark, Poppy & Charlie x

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  3. Granny Devon · · Reply

    Three visits to the UK – is that a record? A fantastic year and it’s not over yet!

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  4. what a great year and great photos. You did loads and achieved loads……. i think the complete opposite of mine, so yours has really cheered me up and provides a bit of inspiration for 2015!

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  5. Granny fixit · · Reply

    Well Thomas, no-one can say your life is boring. Only one problem – not enough time in the UK visiting Grannies. Xxx

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  6. What a great year – you’ve done so much! I love the Cake, it looks so real!!!
    Happy Christmas love all the Cornfords xxxxx

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